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Ryan Saadeh '20 was one of 46 American students to receive a Marshall Scholarship, which will cover the cost of one to three years of post-graduate study.

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Ryan Saadeh ’20 wins Marshall Scholarship

January 23, 2020 0 comments

In December, Ryan Saadeh ’20 won a 2020 Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious fellowship that covers the costs of one to three years of post-graduate study in the United Kingdom.

Applications drop 5 percent for class of 2024

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Applications drop 5 percent for class of 2024

January 23, 2020 0 comments

The University’s total applicant pool for the class of 2024 dropped five percent from the class of 2023, marking the first drop in applicants since the class of 2016, said Dean of Admissions Logan Powell. A total of 36,592 students applied this year, Powell said, as opposed to the 38,674 […]

Kate Felder was given a Rising Star Excellence Award. The Excellance Awards highlight exceptional University employees annually.

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Kate Felder named University staff Rising Star

January 23, 2020 0 comments

Kate Felder, data specialist and assistant to the executive director at Brown University Department of Public Safety, was awarded the 2019 Rising Star Excellence Award for University staff Dec. 19.

Since late November of last year, over fifteen instances of homophobic graffiti have been found in Hegeman Hall dormitory.

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DPS investigates Hegeman homophobic graffiti

January 22, 2020 0 comments

The Department of Public Safety has launched an active, ongoing hate crime investigation into more than 15 incidents of homophobic graffiti inside Hegeman Hall dormitory.

As part of the Good Night Lights program, the crane light displays help brighten the nights of patients at the Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

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University crane shines for families at Hasbro Children’s Hospital

January 22, 2020 0 comments

Each night at 8:30 p.m., the patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital await their “magic minute” during which light displays all over Providence blink in their direction to say goodnight.

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University fundraising director Peter Cohen resigns

January 21, 2020 0 comments

Peter Cohen, a University fundraising director who was put on leave for his involvement in accepting donations from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, resigned from his position at the University today.

University fundraising director responds to MIT investigative findings surrounding Epstein donations

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University fundraising director responds to MIT investigative findings surrounding Epstein donations

January 13, 2020 0 comments

A University staff member put on administrative leave for anonymously accepting donations from convicted felon and late financier Jeffrey Epstein while working at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology did not violate institution their institutional policies, according to an MIT-commissioned report released Friday.

University accepts record low 17.5 percent of early decision applicants

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University accepts record low 17.5 percent of early decision applicants

December 12, 2019 1 comment

The University accepted a record low 17.5 percent of early applicants to the class of 2024, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell. A total of 4,562 students applied to the University through early decision, an 8 percent increase from last year which Powell called a “remarkable rate of growth.”

While Turning Point USA Founder Charlie Kirk spoke Wednesday, some students protested and challenged Kirk in a question and answer session.

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Charlie Kirk debates political issues with University students

December 12, 2019 7 comments

In a contentious night of debate between Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk and University students, Kirk spoke for over an hour on Wednesday about his conservative viewpoints. 

UFB forum on student group funding stirs discussion on its policies

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UFB forum on student group funding stirs discussion on its policies

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Following the Undergraduate Finance Board’s publication of the funding totals for nearly 200 students groups last week, students expressed concerns about some of the principles that guide the Board’s funding decisions at a forum UFB hosted Wednesday evening.